Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
Because it is one of the best universities in the world located in the 301-400 number in the Shanghai ranking 2019, one of the most trustable rankings of best universities.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
As an international student and English as a foreign language student, my biggest accomplishment is to have succeeded with the challenges that graduate studies involve, especially after having taken classes completely online from my home country during my first year of studies due to the current pandemic.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
Indianapolis has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people, beautiful parks, and places to enjoy with my family. I came here as a Fulbright grantee and traveled with my dependents. Everything in Indianapolis is a new experience for us, and we very much appreciate the kindness of people that have helped us settle down to have a nice experience in the U.S.
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
As a Fulbright grantee, I am currently writing my thesis about self-regulation in language learning. With this project, my aim is to address one of the issues of the “reto-foco pais” in Colombia, my home country. The “reto-foco pais” my study focuses on is “society”, which encompasses a sub-focus called “education”. The purpose is to delve more into the construct of self-regulation in language learning and determine language teaching practices that can help English instructors promote self-regulated learning behaviors in Colombia to help learners succeed not only as language learners but more importantly, as lifelong learners.